Celebrating Women in Energy: Lola Schoenrich with Great Plains Institute

We’re celebrating Women’s History month by highlighting Women in Energy – thanks to Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries…

The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2018, which is Women’s History Month. As part of the series we interviewed Lola Schoenrich, Vice President with Great Plains Institute, to learn more about her work, what inspires her, and how other women can get involved in the industry. Read on to learn more! Can you tell us a little bit about what you do in the energy world in Minnesota?   Lola Schoenrich: I am a Vice President at the Great Plains Institute, leading our Communities work. GPI’s mission is to transform the energy system to benefit the economy and the environment.

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Looking for quiet living in Minnesota? Riverview Estates in Dawson

Riverview Estates is the newest housing development in Dawson. Be part of this exciting new addition.  There are 8 Exciting patio homes and townhomes to be built in beautiful Dawson, Minnesota.  Modern, open floor plans and exteriors.  Several options available to customize.  For more information, please contact: Lee Gunderson, Ken Club, or the Dawson city office.

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Looking for commerical land in Madison MN? Municipal Castings Building

Municipal Castings Building

The building is located at 415 Hwy 40 and is in the process of being rehabbed.  The building has one space that has been finished to the specifications of the current lessee.  The owner of the building would like to do the same with the other spaces in the building. Entire building available for long term lease, in part or in whole.

  • 3 phase electrical service possible
  • 29- 32ft ceilings
  • Adjacent to rail service
  • Former Foundry so ideal for metal fabrication or heavy industrial work

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Meet Antonio S. Franklin – the EDA Summer Intern for 2017

The Lac qui Parle County EDA is please to introduce our new Summer Intern for 2017.  Antonio S. Franklin, comes to us from the University of Minnesota Morris Campus and will be working on a special project to provide free advertising to all of our businesses , service organizations, churches, school districts, and Health Care Centers and Clinics.  If you have a home based business and would like to get in on the project please click Antonio’s email intern@lqpeda.com and let him know.  We are providing revolving FREE Banner Advertising with a photo of your business and would like to get everyone involved possible.

Please check out the Free Banner Advertisement Contact Form and complete fully.

Any questions about the program should be directed to intern@lqpeda.com

City of Madison, Bright Energy Solutions and Elementary School celebrate better lights

Clean Energy Resource Teams reports on a collaboration in Madison County that makes the school and the kids brighter…

Back in 2014, the gymnasium at the elementary school was in sore need of better lighting, and the students were primed and pumped for the retrofit. “The school had completed a partnership with the City of Madison Bright Energy Solutions—an energy saving education program—for the 4th grade class that school year,” says Principal Kipp Stender. “The program taught students about the importance and ways to implement energy efficiency savings with their parents at home. The lighting retrofit at the school was an additional way to show the students how energy savings could be implemented at a larger scale.”

City Manager Jon Radermacher added an example of how the program tested students’ math skills . “The students were given kits that included digital thermometers, LED nightlights, and three 23 watt compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL). One of their projects was to calculate the annual savings of a year of CFL usage versus the 100 watt incandescent bulbs.”

Turns out the students like what they saw and even started to encourage it at home…

Back in 2014, the gymnasium at the elementary school was in sore need of better lighting, and the students were primed and pumped for the retrofit. “The school had completed a partnership with the City of Madison Bright Energy Solutions—an energy saving education program—for the 4th grade class that school year,” says Principal Kipp Stender. “The program taught students about the importance and ways to implement energy efficiency savings with their parents at home. The lighting retrofit at the school was an additional way to show the students how energy savings could be implemented at a larger scale.”

City Manager Jon Radermacher added an example of how the program tested students’ math skills . “The students were given kits that included digital thermometers, LED nightlights, and three 23 watt compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL). One of their projects was to calculate the annual savings of a year of CFL usage versus the 100 watt incandescent bulbs.”

A nod to the 30 leaders recognized by the Southwest Initiative Foundation

To celebrate their 30 years of service, the Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) has recognized 30 leaders in the region. Throughout the year they will be showcasing these local leaders, today we want to give a special nod to our own leader from Lac qui Parle County…

Cynthia Huse, Madison: Founding volunteer chair of the Madison Community Foundation, community leader and advocate.